Some of the world’s wonderful places are close to the ocean, and when visiting, you might opt to spend a few hours enjoying the local beach. Or, if you are a beach vacation kind of person, you may want to search out new places to visit instead of the same old tried and true place where you have vacationed for years. Check these out!
On our visit to Croatia, we went to three separate beaches. The first is the island of Lokrum, a ferry ride from the Old Port of Dubrovnik. The second is a beach area at Cavtat, a small village also a ferry ride or bus from Dubrovnik. Notice the stone beaches for both. We wore water shoes or sandals to deal with the stones.
Lokrum swimming area—there are ladders to climb down the rocks into the water
Cavtat beach area
The third beach was in Orebic, a nice sand beach with scattered rocks that were easy enough to maneuver around. Orebic is located on the Peljesac Peninsula and this beach overlooks the island and town of the same name of Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo.
On a trip to Provence, France about 6 years ago we visited the small seaside town of Cassis. It has a picturesque harbor and a small beach, similar to the ones available along the Cote d’Azur.
Cassis beach stones
Sand beach lovers will most likely appreciate these locations better. Think of the fun you can have collecting a rainbow of sand on your vacations!!!
Pink sand on Antigua
Red sand beach at the Galapagos Islands
Maui's black sand